How to Remove Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11

By | December 22, 2021

This Samsul article will explain How to Remove Windows Subsystem for Android in Windows 11. Windows as an operating system that can interact with other applications and now supports Android applications natively on Windows 11. In addition, this statement is not a half-baked project, Microsoft ensures that you can interact with Android apps in the same way you interact with them, UWP apps.

Nonetheless, not everyone has the requirement or desire to run Android apps on their PC. If you are also one of those people who don’t want to have Windows Subsystem for Android, follow this simple method.

Uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android from Start Menu

Uninstalling Windows Subsystem for Android is hassle-free, easy and fast. First, open Start Menu and click the button All apps which is in the upper-right corner of the flyout.

all apps - start menu - win11

Then, scroll down to search and right click on the tile Windows Subsystem for Android and select Uninstall from the context menu. This will bring up a prompt on your screen.

uninstall windows subsystem for android win11

From the prompt, click the button Uninstall to remove the Windows Subsystem for Android from your system.

uninstall WSA Win11

Uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android from Settings

You can also uninstall the WSA app from settings. Although this method is a bit longer, it makes sense if you need to remove some apps from your system or just change other settings for your system.

To remove Windows Subsystem Android from settings, First, go to Start Menu and open the app Settings either from a list of pinned apps or by clicking in the Start menu to search for an app.

settings - start menu - win11

Next, click the tab Apps which is on the left sidebar of the settings window.

apps - settings - win11

Then, click the tile Apps & features located to the right of the window.

apps and features - settings - win11

Now, type Windows Subsystem the search bar which is under the section App list to search for the Windows Subsystem app for Android.

apps list - settings - win11

Alternatively, you can also scroll down in the list to find the app manually. Once found, click menu three vertical dots which is at the far right of the app tile and select Uninstall. This will bring up a new window on your screen.

uninstall WSA - in settings - win11

Click again Uninstall to start the Windows Subsystem remover from your system.

uninstall WSA Win11 - settings

Uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android with PowerShell

If using command line arguments is much more your style, you can quickly uninstall Windows Subsystem for Android using Windows PowerShell.

To uninstall Windows Subsystem Android using PowerShell, go to Start Menu and type Terminal to search for Windows Terminal. Now from the search results, click on the tile Windows Terminal to launch the application.

windows terminal win11

Or, you can also go to the All apps from the Start Menu and launch the Windows Terminal application by finding it from the alphabetically sorted list and clicking on the tile.

windows terminal - all apps

Windows Terminal will open in a PowerShell tab by default. There, type or copy+paste the following command and press Enter on your keyboard. This command will list all the programs installed on your system.

Winget list
winget list - powershell - win11

Now, scroll down to find Windows Subsystem for Android in the list. Once located select the text by clicking and holding the right mouse button and pressing the shortcut ctrl + c on your keyboard to copy.

windows subsystem for android - powershell

After that, type or copy+paste the following command and press Enter on your keyboard to access the Windows Subsystem Android installation from your system.

winget uninstall "<app name>"
winget uninstall WSA with powershell

TIPS : Make sure you replace with the actual app name.

That’s how to remove Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11.

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